Starlight & Moonlight Canoe Tours

Experience canoeing by the light of the moon, or beneath a sky full of stars on the Cascade Lakes! 

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On this tour, you’ll take in the sights and sounds nighttime has to offer while paddling one of the beautiful, high-elevation Cascade Lakes. There is nothing more peaceful, or spectacular than being out on these pristine waters at night.

Whether you want moonlight canoe tours where the Full Moon reflects on the water, or a starlight canoe tour where you can marvel at a perfectly dark sky blanketed with stars, you’ll have an amazing experience high in the mountains!

The experience of a nighttime paddle is a special one, and experiencing these unique lakes by star or moonlight is a one-of-a-kind opportunity. Dessert and hot cocoa or local craft beer from Deschutes Brewery are served on the lake shore to top off this spectacular evening.

Sunset canoe tours Bend, Oregon

Sunset canoe tours Bend, Oregon


$90 per person
Recommended for children 12 and older

Tour departs nightly from our office

June - July 14: 8PM - 12AM
July 15 - Aug 14: 7:30 PM - 11:30PM
Aug 15 - Oct 31: 7PM - 11PM

Starlight canoe tours Bend, Oregon

Starlight canoe tours Bend, Oregon

15, 16, 17
July 14, 15, 16, 17
August 13, 14, 15, 16
September 12, 13, 14, 15
October 12, 13, 14

Starlight Canoe Tours are offered every night outside of the full moon tour dates.


  • Professional naturalist guide & award-winning interpretation

  • Gear: canoes, paddles, PFDs, headlamps

  • Transportation from our office to the River

  • Drinks: Hot Cocoa or local craft beer from Deschutes BreweryPlease indicate which you would prefer at time of booking.

  • Treats: Local dessert from Sparrow Bakery

    • Gluten-free options for dessert are available.
      Please request ahead of time.

  • Transportation to the Cascade Lakes


  • Layers: warm clothing including a shell jacket

    • Your guide will help you to board and launch your boat without getting your feet wet whenever possible, so feel free to wear long pants and athletic shoes.

  • Miscellaneous Gear: Water bottle, camera (protect electronics with a waterproof case/bag), daypack (optional)

Unfortunately, we cannot allow dogs on our tours. Please reach out to Ponderosa Paws for your dog-sitting needs.

Moonlight Canoe Tours Bend, Oregon

Moonlight Canoe Tours Bend, Oregon